A COMMUNITY arts organisation is hoping to capture people’s memories of growing up in east Cumbria.

Green Croft Arts, based in Gilsland, is making a film for the Northumberland Winter Festival.

Titled Living On The Edge, it will be about the people living in east Cumbria and west Northumberland.

It wants people’s memories of growing up and living in the area, and also wants to hear about their experiences in the pandemic.

Actor and voiceover artist Kathryn Beaumont, who’s appeared on Home Front, BBC Radio 4, will bring residents' words to life .

It will premiere on February 4 next year, on Time To Talk Day, organised to help get the nation talking and breaking its silence around mental health problems.

Amanda Drago, Director, Green Croft Arts says: “We are offering people the opportunity to talk and share their memories. We want to capture the first hand testimony of folk who live on the border of Cumbria and Northumberland; their experiences, knowledge, stories, and myths.”

“If you are living with an elderly relative who likes to reminisce then perhaps record their voices on your phone and send us the digital file or if you want us to call you to have a friendly chat over the phone then we can offer that too”

Residents tell their stories at online Zoom coffee mornings, writing on the website, recording the story on a phone app or by ringing 016977 47828, to arrange for a longer conversation.

For information: www.greencroftonthewall.com